Saturday, May 13, 2017
Papilionanthe pedunculata (Kerr) Garay 1974, a cool growing orchid
Cool growing orchids die when exposed to the relentless hot weather of coastal Puerto Rico. But on the mountainous interior of the Island, the temperatures are low enough to allow these orchids to grow and even to thrive. I drove more than an hour into the interior of the island to photograph this orchid.